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Dentures in Liverpool

Dentures are removable false teeth usually made of acrylic, nylon or metal. They fit snugly over the gums to replace missing teeth and eliminate potential problems caused by gaps.

How it works

A full denture will be fitted if all your upper or lower teeth need to be removed or you're having an old complete denture replaced.

 

The denture will usually be fitted as soon as your teeth are removed, which means you won't be without teeth. The denture will fit snugly over your gums and jawbone.

Partial dentures

A partial denture is designed to fill in the gaps left by one or more missing teeth. It's a plastic, nylon or metal plate with a number of false teeth attached to it.

It usually clips onto some of your natural teeth via metal clasps, which hold it securely in place in your mouth. It can easily be unclipped and removed.

Who are dentures suitable for?

Dentures are ideal for patients who have lost their teeth and are looking to restore the functionality and appearance of their natural teeth. These patients typically fall under the following categories:

 

Elderly Individuals

As people grow older, the effects of decay, wear and tear over the years can compound and teeth become too damaged for alternative treatments. Gums and jawbones can also become weak over time, which results in tooth loss.

 

Adults with tooth loss

Adults of any age who have lost teeth, whether due to injury, dental decay, or gum disease, may be candidates for dentures. This can help avoid the shifting of remaining teeth and degradation of the jawbone that can occur when teeth are missing.

How is denture moulding and fitting carried out?

  • An initial consultation and examination to find out if you’re a suitable candidate for dentures is the first step.

  • Impressions of your mouth are taken using dental putty or via a digital scan. This process ensures that the denture will fit snugly and comfortably.

  • The next step is called bite registration. This process determines how the jaw comes together so the dentures will align for optimal function. Wax blocks are used to record your proper bite.

  • Wax models are created based on the impressions and the bite registration. These wax models are essentially mock-ups of the final denture. The wax models allow our dentist to see how the dentist looks and fits on the patient so adjustments can be made before the final denture is made.

  • The denture will be fabricated once the wax model has been approved.

  • Once we have received the finished denture, the next step is the fitting and final adjustments. We will provide advice on removal, insertion, cleaning and maintenance.

  • A follow-up appointment will be scheduled so we can check progress and address any potential issues.

What is the aftercare for dentures?

Dentures should be cleaned daily to remove food particles and to prevent staining. As with natural teeth, dentures can develop plaque and tartar so it is important to clean them thoroughly. Normal toothpaste can be too harsh for dentures so you should use toothpaste that is denture-friendly.

 

Most dentures need to remain moist to keep their shape. They can dry out overnight so soaking them in water or in a denture solution will help them maintain their shape. Be sure to rinse off the denture solution before putting them back in your mouth to remove any chemical residue. You should maintain good oral hygiene – gently brush your gums before re-inserting your dentures.

 

While dentures restore your ability to eat, you will need to avoid very hard or sticky food that may damage your dentures. Extremely hot drinks may also cause your dentures to wrap.

 

You should schedule regular dental appointments so we can check up on the fit of the dentures and examine your oral health to prevent future problems.

How to look after dentures

Dentures may feel a bit strange to begin with, but you'll soon get used to wearing them. Your dentist or clinical dental technician will advise you on whether you should remove your dentures before you go to sleep.

If you remove your dentures, they should be kept moist – for example, in water or a polythene bag with some dampened cotton wool in it, or in a suitable overnight denture-cleaning solution.

What are dentures?

Dentures are used to replace teeth that are either missing or have been too damaged by injury or decay to be repaired by fillings or root canals. There are two types of dentures: full and partial. Full dentures are used when all the tooth is missing, while partial dentures are used when some of the natural tooth remains.

What are the benefits of dentures?

There are numerous benefits of dentures for those with missing or badly damaged teeth. They act as teeth replacements so they can restore the function and alignment of your teeth allowing you to bite and chew again giving you more freedom in what you can eat. Damaged or missing teeth can impair speech, which can be significantly improved with dentures.

Dentures not only act like your natural teeth, they also look like your natural teeth. They can restore your smile if you have damaged or missing front teeth. Missing teeth can affect the shape of your face and cause some facial sag. This can be fixed with dentures too.

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